AHRQ Patient Safety Tools and Resources
AHRQ's tools help staff in multiple settings prevent avoidable complications of care.
Glucose Control Factsheet
Factsheet on glucose control and the prevention of surgical site infections
Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Estimating the additional hospital inpatient cost and mortality associated with selected hospital-acquired conditions

Publications

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s publications offer practical information to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings.

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Prospects for Care Coordination Measurement Using Electronic Data Sources
This report presents an assessment of the potential for measuring care coordination processes using data from electronic data sources.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-0014-EF
Care Coordination Accountability Measures for Primary Care Practice
This report presents measures selected systematically from the Atlas that are well suited for use by health plans and insurers to assess the quality of coordination in primary care practices and by primary care practices themselves to assess their own performance.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-0019-EF
The Number of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Practicing Primary Care in the United States
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are health professions begun in the United States in the 1960s in response to shortages and uneven distribution of physicians.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-P001-3-EF
Tracking and Improving Screening for Colorectal Cancer Intervention: A Systems Approach
These materials enable implementation of the System Approach to Tracking and Increasing Screening for Public Health Improvement of Colorectal Cancer (SATIS-PHI/CRC) intervention. This toolkit includes materials for planning the intervention, identifying a central entity to manage the program, educating medical practices about the program, and communicating with patients.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: AHRQ 11-0016
Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Results from the 55 U.S. pharmacies that participated in a pilot study of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture in early 2012.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-0085-1-EF
Reducing Waste and Inefficiency in Health Care Through Lean Process Redesign: Literature Review
This literature review explores possible adaptation of Lean/Toyota Production Systems (TPS) to health care settings.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 09-M028-EF
The Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care Workforce
This fact sheet shows that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are more likely to practice in rural areas than are non-primary care specialists, but are still more concentrated in urban areas.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-P001-4-EF
Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research
This fact sheet summarizes grant awards for simulation research projects funded by AHRQ in FY 2011.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 11-P012-EF
Health Care Systems for Tracking Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
This report summarizes the experience of the CNA Health ACTION (Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks) Partnership in implementing and assessing a health care intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening and followup. This report also contains a description of dissemination plans and efforts to date to spread the uptake of this intervention to other health care settings.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 11-0016-1-EF
The Number of Practicing Primary Care Physicians in the United States
Among physicians in the United States who spend the majority of their time in direct patient care, slightly less than one-third are specialists in primary care.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-P001-2-EF

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